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Old Feb 1st, 2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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Power Mac G5 Tower - What's It Worth?

A friend has a Power Mac G5 tower and wants to sell it:

1.8 Ghz
2.5 GB RAM
Dual 80 GB hard drives
Airport Extreme card
Super drive
2 USB
1 Firewire 800 MB
G Force FX 5200 video card

What should he reasonably ask for this machine?

Thanks.
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Old Feb 1st, 2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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A friend has a Power Mac G5 tower and wants to sell it:

1.8 Ghz
2.5 GB RAM
Dual 80 GB hard drives
Airport Extreme card
Super drive
2 USB
1 Firewire 800 MB
G Force FX 5200 video card

What should he reasonably ask for this machine?

Thanks.
Tough call, nothing exceptional about that particular G5. Memory is cheap for them and it only has 4 slots if I recall.

It may also have the problematic power supply and it is only a single CPU with pretty tiny hard drives which also doesn't help.

I still like the G5 design but I doubt no more than $300 and maybe $400 but the used market can be weird depending on your location and the possibility of someone who really wants one nearby. eBay wasn't much help.

Last year I paid $600 for a G5 2.0GHz DP locally if that helps.

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Sweet Machines!

I would have to say $400 to $500 because the G5 is a pretty strong processor. It's mostly likely to able to run snow leopard. The specs on the system is really good so I suppose it would make alot of money.
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I would have to say $400 to $500 because the G5 is a pretty strong processor. It's mostly likely to able to run snow leopard. The specs on the system is really good so I suppose it would make alot of money.
i don't think it will run snow leopard - the G5 is PPC and SL is rumoured to be intel only.
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